Women at the Grill with Guest Instructor Jayna Todisco Coulon @ Howling Wolf Farm
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Are you a woman interested in grilling, but intimidated by the expectation that “grilling is for men”?

Are you an experienced female cook interested in learning more ways to up your grilling game?

Jayna Todisco Coulon, Pitmaster of A Mazie Q competition barbecue team, and winner of the Cowboy Charcoal Fire & Ice Women’s Championship Barbecue Series in 2016, will be our guest instructor for the day. In addition to being a national champion and worldclass barbecuer, Jayna has taken first place in the Northeast Barbecue Society’s Ken Dakai Cup (for grilling) multiple years.

Full of sass, Jayna pulls from a long history of talented women, and she’s ready to share her knowledge with us.

As she said recently, “Be your own cheerleader or lean on others that bring you up — and ignore those that knock you down. The BBQ/grilling competition circuit is a big undertaking and you need to surround yourself with a can-do attitude. You don’t need to have fancy things, just some passion and one by one you will get where you need to be. Don’t be scared, don’t be daunted; be the fire you’ve always wanted to be.”

Welcome Jayna!


Five Course On-Farm Dinner @ Howling Wolf Farm
Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Would you like to spend a summer evening enjoying a unique culinary experience with a fine view?

Let us take your dining world to new heights!

Join us for an over-the-top grilled and smoked dinner hosted at beautiful Howling Wolf Farm in Randolph, VT where we’ll treat you to some of our finest barbecue specialties.

We’ll be serving a “meat-forward,” five-course tasting menu celebrating some of our competition barbecue team’s most successful competition dishes, including our award-winning flank steak-wrapped scallops, Kansas City style ribs, brisket burnt ends, and even smoked cheesecake–all paired with just the right side dishes to make them even more exciting.

Bring your appetites, and your own alcoholic beverages! We’ll include coffee, tea and non-alcoholic options.

The meal will be served with the backdrop of our gorgeous hill farm overlooking Randolph Village.

Mouth watering yet? 

For more than 13 years, Chris Sargent and Jenn Colby, and our talented team of friends and family, competed in Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned barbecue competitions throughout New England as Howling Hog Barbecue. During our career, we won more than 45 awards at barbecue and grilling events, becoming one of Vermont’s most decorated competition cooking teams.

Please note that due to the nature of the menu, substitutions are not possible. Foods may contain wheat, sugar and trace amounts of MSG.

Dinner and Music with the Village Idiots @ Howling Wolf Farm
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hey there friends and neighbors!

Your favorite Idiots will be performing pond side at Howling Wolf Farm with their delightfuly eclectic take on 80s and 90s tunes from Chris Isaac to Cyndi Lauper to Prince AND MUCH MORE.

Bring your lawn chair, blanket, and a jacket just in case.  It’s a lawn party!

Want to grab dinner at the event? We will have pulled pork BBQ and fixings available from 5-7 pm.

Please let us know whether you’re planning to come for dinner–that will help us plan enough food!

Want to learn more about The Village Idiots?  Check out their Facebook page for videos and general silliness.

**This is an accessible event**

Can you tell they have fun together? These fools have been playing together since the 90s…
Tailgate Grilling Class for Beginning and Experienced Cooks @ Howling Wolf Farm
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Do you want to try grilling, but find the choices of fuel, cookers, and timing overwhelming?
  • Are you an experienced griller ready to step up your game?
  • Are you a food lover looking for a fun Saturday spent hanging out and eating tasty treats right off the fire?

Chris Sargent, pitboss of Howling Hog BBQ, will spend the day teaching the tips and techniques he and his team used to become one of Vermont’s most decorated competition cooking teams during their career.

This four-hour class will include an overview of grilling basics, including: types of grills, fire management and food safety; as well as the essential tools every serious griller should have.  Chris and his teammates will dive into recipes designed to up your tailgating game, including smoked stuffed jalapenos (aka ABTs), the Bacon Explosion, and more.

With the gorgeous backdrop of Howling Wolf Farm in Randolph, VT, come enjoy a day of grilling, learning and sampling some epic food.  

One lucky attendee will win a “schwag bag” of our favorite assorted rubs and seasonings.
Limit 15 participants, sign up today!

About the instructor: Over 13 years (2004-2017), Chris Sargent and his team of exceptional grillers and barbecuers won more than 42 individual awards, competing against some of New England’s (and the nation’s!) most talented teams. 

Grazing and Land Management @ Howling Wolf Farm
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

**Are you a prospective or beginning farmer interested in better understanding how to get started with grazing livestock?
**Are you a land owner or community member seeking ways to support beneficial agricultural choices and water quality in your local community?
**Are you a land owner or manager wondering where to start with rehabilitation of run-down or abandoned land?

This workshop and pasture walk hosted by Jenn Colby will include an overview of the principles of soil health in action, as well as highlighting the actions she has taken to improve her own farm using primarily targeted sheep grazing and other low cost, low input management methods.  Jenn has operated Howling Wolf Farm at three locations in the Randolph area since 2000, and has worked with a variety of livestock and land conditions in that time.  She manages grazing and livestock technical assistance and educational programs statewide as part of UVM Extension’s Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

At the conclusion of the pasture walk, attendees are welcome to continue the conversation over lamb stew and other refreshments.